MeDe Innovation ‘Ask the Expert’: Biomaterials and manufacturing from a clinical perspective

MeDe Innovation ‘Ask the Expert’: Biomaterials and manufacturing from a clinical perspective

Date: December 6, 2017

Location: Room LG11, Trent Building, University of Nottingham

 

Ask the Expert: Biomaterials and manufacturing from a clinical perspective

Wednesday 6th December 2017, 9.15am – 3pm

Room LG11 Trent Building, University of Nottingham

 

This event will give an overview of novel biomaterials from the perspective of an Orthopaedic surgeon and a Maxillofacial prosthetist. As biomaterials are expanding from bio inert prosthetics to next generation bioactive materials, the interaction of implantable materials with living tissue is transforming the medical field leading to less invasive and more effective treatments. The eventual commercialisation of implantable devices is governed by clinical demand and proven efficacy.

Repairs to hard tissue often require metallic pins, screws and plates to be surgically implanted. These fixation devices can then require further surgery at a later stage to remove them. This carries inherent risks to the patient, so it is attractive to instead use fully resorbable devices that will gradually transfer load to the healing tissue over time. One of the main hurdles to achieving this is the different degradation rates that can occur with resorbable devices, which can often lead to premature loss of mechanical properties, preventing proper integration and tissue remodelling.

This workshop will give an overview of the current research and offer attendees the opportunity to discuss the technologies with engineers, scientists and clinicians who work with it on a day-to-day basis.

 

The Trent building at the University of Nottingham can be found as number 11 on the campus map

9:15 – 9.30 Coffee and registration
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome – Professor David Grant, University of Nottingham
9:45 – 10:30 Presentation from Sujith Konan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (UCL and London Clinic) – Title TBC
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:15 Presentation from Ifty Ahmed, Orthopaedic Materials – Resorbable Biomaterials for Bone Repair
11:15 – 12:30 Early Career Researchers Session
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Presentation from Prof Angus Wallace, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon “Developing Shoulder Replacements and Artificial Ligaments – the winners and losers”
14:15 – 15:00 Meet the Experts Poster and networking session with refreshments available
15:00 CLOSE

There is no charge for this event, however, should you be unable to attend please cancel your ticket giving us as much notice as possible.

Here is some useful information about the venue and arrangements for the day:

Venue

Registration will take place from 9:15am in Room LG11 Trent Building, University of Nottingham. The Trent building can be found as number 11 on the campus map

Directions

Full directions to the University of Nottingham can be found on their website.

Car parking

Limited parking is available on campus, details are available on their website.

Event programme

Registration will commence from 9.15am with tea and coffee available, and the session will begin promptly at 9.30am.

A full copy of the program can be found on our website.

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